Waterton Canyon two-week, weekday closure beginning June 3

Information courtesy of Denver Water

Waterton Canyon Strontia Dam

Annual trail maintenance will lessen dust and enhance recreational experience.

Weekday access to Waterton Canyon will be closed from Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 14, for Denver Water’s annual dust mitigation project. Neither the parking lot at the canyon’s entrance nor the canyon will be accessible during this time. Waterton Canyon is planned to be open on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, for weekend recreation.

“Waterton Canyon is an extremely popular recreation destination, and we recognize that the closure is an inconvenience,” said Brandon Ransom, manager of recreation for Denver Water. “Closing the canyon for a short time for maintenance helps keep the road in good condition for the rest of the year. A smooth road surface allows for a more enjoyable recreation experience in Waterton Canyon.”

Hikers and bikers on the Colorado Trail should seek alternative access points, which can be found at www.coloradotrail.org, during this time.

For more on why Waterton Canyon is such a great attraction — and why we’ve so often had to close its gates — read, “The ‘trails’ and tribulations of Waterton Canyon.”

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